CL Optical Switch 16x16

(19" rack mount chassis)
  • Moderately Fast Speed
  • Non-Mechanical
  • High Reliability
  • Fail-Safe Latching
  • Low Insertion Loss
  • Rugged
  • Compact
  • Cost Effective

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The CL Series 16×16 fiber optical switch connects optical channels by redirecting an incoming optical signal into a selected output fiber.  This is achieved using patented non-mechanical configurations and activated via an electrical control signal. Latching operation preserves the selected optical path after the drive signal has been removed. It is a truly non-blocking switching matrix. The all solid state 16×16 fiberoptic switch features low insertion loss, high extinction ratio, high channel isolation, and extremely high reliability and repeatability. It is designed to meet the most demanding switching requirements of continuous operation without failure, longevity, operation under shock/vibration environment and large temperature variations, and fast response time.


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Parameters Min Typical Max Unit
Operation Wavelength[1] 1520 1550 1580 nm
1295 1310 1325
Insertion Loss[2] 3.5 4.5 dB
Uniformity 0.8 1.5 dB
Cross Talk 30 35 dB
Switch Speed (Rise,Fall) 50 150 us
Repetition Rate 2K Hz
Durability 1011 Cycles
Repeatability ±0.02 dB
Polarization Dependent Loss 0.2 0.5 dB
Polarization Mode Dispersion 0.4 ps
Return Loss 50 dB
Operating Temperature[3] -5 65 °C
Optical Power Handling 400 mW
Storage Temperature -40 85 °C
Switch Type Solid State Latching


    [1] Agiltron can achieve same SPEC at L band
    [2] Excluding connectors
    [3] -40°C version is also available